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Watch Velvet Worms Fire Their Slime Cannons

These deceptively cute purple worms are in fact fearsome predators, launching a net of sticky slime from tiny hoses to capture prey. Scientists are using high-speed cameras to understand how the fluid forces the worm's flexible tubes to oscillate and spray the goo over unlucky insects.   "Lens of Time: Velvet Worms—Secret of the Slime” was first published on bioGraphic © 2016, California Academy of Sciences.

February 23, 2017

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Medical Marijuana Faces Fed's Catch-22

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60-Second Science - February 22, 2017 - By Steve Mirsky01:48
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60-Second Science - February 21, 2017 - By Steve Mirsky02:13
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